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Section of Social and Cultural Psychiatry

The Section of Social and Cultural Psychiatry (SSCP) is an RANZCP group that promotes the highest standards in the consideration of social and cultural aspects of psychiatry in clinical practice, training and research.

The Regulations [PDF; 193 KB] of the SSCP outline the role and responsibilities of the Section.

Aims

The Section aims to:

  • promote the objectives of the College in consideration of social and cultural aspects of psychiatry

  • advise on social and cultural considerations in psychiatric training

  • advance and disseminate research on social and cultural considerations in psychiatry

  • contribute to and promote the highest standards of clinical practice.

Social and cultural psychiatry

Social and cultural psychiatry focuses on social and cultural impacts on mental health, and the consideration of social and cultural factors in psychiatric treatment.

Current committee members

The current committee can be contacted through membership@ranzcp.org. The chair of the SSCP bi-national committee is Dr Can Tuncer. 

Membership

All members of the College (including trainees and Affiliates) ​are eligible to join the Section. For further information on membership, please email membership@ranzcp.org.

Policy

The Section contributes to RANZCP position statements, and is involved in consultations on behalf of the College.
Policy and advocacy page